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Teacher Preparation

Preparing Future Educators: The Right Training as Foundation

Teach Plus | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Marisol Castillo During my first year as a teacher, when every day left me feeling spent, a veteran educator described overcoming challenges in t...

Preparing Tomorrow's Global Education Teachers

Ed Gragert | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.

Room to Grow for Teacher Prep

TNTP | Posted 08.19.2014 | Education
TNTP

If last year is any indication, this will stir up a great deal of controversy among preparation programs and the policymakers who approve and regulate them--but it's the right conversation to have on a critical issue.

Examining Teacher Preparation...A View from the Classroom

Teach Plus | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Erin Lane The word preparation implies something finite - I have prepared this meal, now eat it. In preparing children for life, I'm less of a ...

Signing Off from One More Teacher Preparation Ranking

Robert C. Pianta | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Robert C. Pianta

It has become increasingly clear that NCTQ ratings and rankings are but one more compliance activity, like accreditation, foisted on teacher preparation programs. The activity takes valuable faculty and staff time away from real work with real students.

Joy Resmovits

How Teacher Prep Programs Are Failing New Teachers -- And Your Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

As education policymakers untangle the implications of last week's California court ruling that declared teacher tenure laws unconstitutional, an educ...

Time for a Seismic Shift in How We Prepare and Support Teachers

Ellen Moir | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Ellen Moir

No matter our views on education reform, there are some things we can all agree on. We need an education system that empowers our students and teachers to make this possible -- and we are not there yet.

Rebecca Klein

Millennials Have Pretty Depressing Things To Say About Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

If American teachers are anywhere near as unimpressive as ambitious Millennials perceive them to be, then the state of public school education is quit...

Regulations That Walk the Walk

TNTP | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
TNTP

On Friday, the federal Education Department (ED) announced its intent to issue new regulations to change how it oversees, regulates and funds tea...

Focusing On a Fast Start

TNTP | Posted 05.26.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Karolyn Belcher This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. When I was a school leader, I always tried to minimize the number of new t...

Why Teaching Needs to Be a Career, Not Just a Career Starter

Nicole M. Gillespie, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Nicole M. Gillespie, Ph.D.

True, some teachers are shooting stars, combining natural talent with youthful energy to provide a few years of dynamic and compelling classroom instruction. Even among the most ambitious Ivy-League 20-somethings, though, such stars are relatively rare.

The Call to Teach: The Role of Technology

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As far back as 2004, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, or NCATE, outlined technology standards to help support educator...

The Call to Teach: Multicultural Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

America's "melting pot" status is one that most citizens are proud to claim. The fact that people here often refer to themselves as one ethnicity or a...

Is Teacher Education the Real Problem?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Last month seven U.S. states announced intentions to revamp teacher-preparation and licensing requirements that essentially make it tougher to become ...

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

A New Approach To Teacher Training

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Most candidates for a teaching license in the United States have to pass written exams testing their knowledge of teaching theory and specific subject...

Earning Students' Respect

Alex Reichert | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Alex Reichert

To help my students focus during tests, I have created mix tapes of whale sounds and postmodern atonal classical music to play during exams. I would highly recommend this to any teacher. Your students will respect how cultured you are.

LGBTQ Students, Schools and Pride: Not There Yet

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Conversations about sexual and gender identity are still highly contested terrain in the field of education, and LGBTQ remains the one area of inclusion still largely unaddressed in all areas of public K-12 education.

Teacher Prep: Insights About the Latest Research

Sue Hildick | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Sue Hildick

Schools of education are usually not hotbeds of controversy which makes new research about them interesting for those of us who care about improving K...

Proceed With Caution: New Report Falls Short in Complex Task of Evaluating Teacher Education

Dr. Michael J. Feuer | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Dr. Michael J. Feuer

There is surely room for improvement in the world of teacher preparation -- as there is in all professions -- but the NCTQ report provides an inadequate basis upon which to design and implement positive reforms.

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Preparation Programs Don't Make The Grade -- U.S. News Rankings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Kate Walsh wants to bust up the teacher preparation market. That's why on Tuesday her group, the National Center for Teaching Quality, is releasing...

Missouri Increases Standards For Teacher Preapration

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Jessica Bock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Education

Before stepping into her own classroom, Allison Brown wanted to be prepared for everything that becoming a teacher would throw at her. Planning and t...

Court Rules Minnesota Colleges Must Turn Over Education Syllabi To Outside Research Organization

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

A district court judge ruled Wednesday that education schools within the Minnesota State Colleges and University system must turn over their course sy...

Are Great Teachers Born or Made?

Dan Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

It's not always pretty, but my students have shown important progress toward college and career readiness -- something I could never claim from my rookie misadventure at P.S. 85. What accounts for the change?

Let's Get to the Bottom of #Edtech Hysteria

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

There's an underlying "disruptive" strain to #edtech that is, from my perspective, disconcerting. It seems that certain proponents of #edtech are pushing technology in order to completely "teacher-proof" the classroom.